Why Pursue Your Online Degree With Walden?
Today’s K-12 educators need to understand and fully utilize the latest technologies to support teaching and learning in the 21st-century classroom.
Through the Graduate Certificate in Integrating Technology in the Classroom, you can explore the most current knowledge and strategies in the field and gain the technological skills you need to create effective and motivating learning environments for today’s tech-savvy students. Based on the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), this program allows you to create learner-centered classrooms and to incorporate computer-mediated instruction across grade levels and content areas that engage all learners.
After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.
- 12 total semester credits
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Education with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom.
Understanding the Impact of Technology on Education, Work, and Society
As new and emerging technologies transform the landscape of education, the possibilities for learning and discovery grow exponentially. Through this course, education professionals examine the history and evolution of technology in society and its influence on education. Education professionals explore technology as a vehicle for broad access, and they employ a variety of digital-age tools, including social networking, interactive learning tools, and collaboration software, to inspire and motivate today's learners. They also explore and discuss ethical considerations, responsible use, and cyber safety issues. Through practical applications, such as designing a lesson that incorporates blogs, wikis, or podcasts, they gain hands-on experience integrating technology into the classroom.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Bridging Learning Theory, Instruction, and Technology
Education professionals in this course explore various learning theories and research on how the brain processes information as well as how they can use this knowledge to support the use of technology in the classroom. They explore and evaluate various technologies, such as computer-mediated instruction and virtual learning environments, as means to foster learner-centered classrooms where students are motivated. Education professionals also learn how to support and enhance instructional practices using technology and how to integrate developmentally appropriate practices in teaching and learning with the latest digital resources available. Applying course concepts, they revise a lesson plan to support and facilitate student engagement using technology-based cognitive tools.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Supporting Information Literacy and Online Inquiry in the Classroom
In this course, education professionals develop a new, expanded definition of what it means to be literate in today's technology-rich world. Education professionals explore the use and application of multimedia and Internet technologies that enhance learning and support collaborative problem-solving in a digital information society. They learn strategies for how to prepare students across the grade levels for the complex challenges related to reading, critical thinking, researching, and communicating in the 21st century. Synthesizing course concepts, they assess curriculum standards in their area and develop an inquiry-based unit plan designed to develop their students' information and visual literacy skills and meet a specific learning outcome or standard in their subject area.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Integrating Technology Across the Content Areas
In this course, education professionals expand their focus of technology use in the classroom by exploring instructional strategies and digital tools that facilitate content area literacy and learning. Education professionals learn how to design technology-infused projects that motivate students and help them meet specific curricular standards. They also explore developmentally appropriate ways of using multimedia and Internet technologies to bring discipline-specific concepts to life and foster interdisciplinary connections that enhance learning across the curriculum.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Tuition and Fees
|Curriculum Component||Requirements||Cost||Total *|
|Tuition||12 total semester credit hours||$580 per semester hour||$6,960|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$210||$420|
|Transfer up to 6 credits||$3,690|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$3,690|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $400 to $600.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.